As it turns out, launching a rocket into space is very tricky business. It takes rooms full of actual geniuses weeks and even months of preparations, all of which can fall victim to the smallest irregularity. In 2014, the Antares rocket was meant to bring experiments and supplies up to the International Space Station. Soon after launch, something went wrong and the engineers slapped a cautious palm down on the self-destruct button. The result was a marvelous fireball that literally looks like hellfire, but didn’t actually injure anyone.